Sep 13, 2022Liked by Alex S. Garcia

“And one of the lessons I learned was that fear is respect.”

“ I’ve mentioned before how I became an expert liar... it did not happen in a vacuum. I learned from the best.”

“ I wanted them to fear us. To fear me. Yes, I’ll admit it, I wanted my name to ring in their ears, to hurt their brains. I didn’t care about fame, but I cared about bringing dread into their hearts.”

If I were Tya, quotes like these would make it hard for me to believe my father was less monstrous as the world made him out to be. But at the same time, this letter may still manage to tempt me into believing him.

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